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Ref Stroud back for Birmingham game

last updated Thursday 09th July 2020, 2:02 PM

Fulham Football Club

Match Referee News

Fulham vrs Birmingham City

Championship Match Day 41 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 4th July 2020    KO: 15:00

Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)

Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)

Referee Keith Stroud
Keith Stroud
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Keith Stroud is an experienced referee at Championship level he took up refereeing in the Wessex League when he was 19 in 1988. In his career so far he has been an International FIFA assistant referee and ran the line in the 2003 FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Southampton.

Ref Stroud also served as a Premier League referee for 2 seasons before returning to the EFL list in 2009/10 and is now a full time Select group 2 referee.

The last time Mr Stroud refed a Fulham game was was in December 2019 when we lost 2-1 away at Preston. Mr Stroud saw fit to send off Denis Odoi in the 28th minute for a "reckless jump" and Joe Rafferty for a foul in the 45 minute. Mr Stroud also booked five other players, four of them Preston players.

Just a month earlier Ref Stroud also bossed us in the 3-0 home defeat by Hull City in early November 2019. He booked two players from each team the Fulham players were Reed and Johansen both for fouls.

Prior to the Hull game Ref Stroud bossed the 2-2 home draw with Charlton on 5th October 2019. He booked Bryan and Mitrovic of Fulham and one Charlton player, all for fouls

Mr Stroud also refed our first home game of 2019/2020 when we won 2-0 against Blackburn on the 10th of August 2019. He booked two players both fom Blackburn.

Birmingham City last met up with Mr Stroud was in their 3-1 away win at Bristol City, in February 2020, in which Mr Stroud kept his cards in his pocket.

Last season Ref Stroud reffed 29 games dishing out 92 yellows, an average 3.2 cards a game, and 3 reds. So far this season he has dished out 88 yellows and three reds, an average of 3.1 yellow per game.

His busiest game in recent times, apart from our game away at Preston, was a following gamh between Birmingham City and Leeds when he yellow carded five Birmingham players and three Leeds players.
In 2017, 2018 and 2019 Mr Stroud was involved in three seperate controversies when he disallowed goals and penalties in error.

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